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Monster Oil
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrowlerBox wrote:
Got my collection of cute little Monster bottles today -- obviously mailed immediately on receipt of my order; thanks, guys!

I've cleaned and reoiled my Carol 5000-YST with "original". Not sure I'd want to go "faster" even with the tight tolerances and SS construction of the Carol valves -- very smooth, much moreso than the Ultrapure I got with the trumpet, and quicker than the Yamaha (pre-synthetic) oil I was using while waiting on Monster. I also picked up some "smoother" grade for my 1948 Conn 80A, but haven't got around to applying that yet.

In addition, I got a tub of slide grease and the slide oil. The grease is pretty heavy, perhaps a touch too heavy for the Carol, but I think it will work a treat on the Conn and my trombones. In contrast with their valve oil, I do like the Ultrapure slide grease. The Monster slide oil, on the other hand, could probably stand to be a little thicker, but I'll reserve further judgement until it's had a chance to "work in".

The international postage costs, while perfectly reasonable and worth it for the experiment, may affect my future use; if it becomes locally available (hopefully Vanguard gets on board), I think I'll stick with it.

Good product. Immediately increased my range and sight-reading ability, and my improvisations suddenly started making sense. My carpets have never smelled fresher, and it took my wife to the movies while I practiced.

Cheers

Shane


Shane,
Thanks for posting your thoughts; however it's quite clear you're being more than a bit misleading here...
Using Monster Oil there is no need for sight-reading as it gifts you with omniscience; also it alters history so that your past improvisations always made sense. And why would it stoop so low as to take your wife to the movies when the opera is just down the road?
Aside from that, glad you liked it!
As to the grease and slide oil - these were our most difficult products to finalize - brass players have wildly differing ideas of what they want out of these products. We could, and still may, come out with different viscosities of those products as well. Ultimately we went with what we did because they worked really well on our Bach 37s - which is the most popular horn going.
We're spending almost all of our time on distribution nowadays - domestic and international. It will take some time, but we are driven and want to be distributed worldwide. We are only 3 guys, and though we're working hard it may take a bit before we achieve our goal.


Thanks for the review Shane!

Best,

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Monster Oil
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also wanted to let you guys know that we have some pretty big names who have been trying this stuff and absolutely love it. National security considerations prevent me from naming them now, but I think we are going to have some exciting endorsements in the very near future!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I complained endlessly at first, but I bought some and like it. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trombahonker wrote:
Well I complained endlessly at first, but I bought some and like it. Thanks!


Glad you like it Aaron! Keep an eye out for deals - we plan on running specials often and may also delve into a contest or two...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out our new Arturo Video!

http://www.trumpetherald.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1382002#1382002
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good interview, guys. Mr Sandoval seems like a lovely guy.

Looking forward to future installments.

BTW, the "smoother" oil is spot on for my Conn. Definitely worth a try for older valves.

Shane.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrowlerBox wrote:
Good interview, guys. Mr Sandoval seems like a lovely guy.

Looking forward to future installments.

BTW, the "smoother" oil is spot on for my Conn. Definitely worth a try for older valves.

Shane.


Glad Smoother worked for you Shane! It's not a big seller, but the people who use it swear by it.

Mr. Sandoval is a great guy - he was very generous with his time, especially considering he had a gig in a couple hours. Very thoughtful and threw out some quotes that I'll remember until I'm dead. A real pleasure making his company for a few minutes!

Check out the orchestral forum to submit your questions for Thomas Rolfs in an interview we booked with him Friday...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like great products. Looking forward to trying some.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

La Tromba T2 had been my valve oil of choice for the past 5-6 years. But because of the recent issues with the La Tromba T2 company, I've been looking for a replacement for the past couple of months. I tried the Monster original valve oil as well as the slide oil and grease. I was really impressed with the grease and slide oil (my 1st and 3rd slides have never moved so freely and smoothly), but the original valve oil was a little slow for my taste and some valve issues showed up that I didn't normally have with La Tromba.

Because I wasn't happy with the original oil, these guys sent me a bottle of their "faster" oil for free and it's working out great for me! Silky smooth action with no hangups. I actually like it better than T2 oil and I'll definitely be ordering more.

It seems to me that these guys know what they're doing. They're offering great products while providing excellent customer service, and all with a touch of inoffensive humor that any trumpet player can appreciate.

Try it out, you won't be disappointed. And if you are, the Monster guys will work with you to make it right!
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Monster Oil
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cmac3317 wrote:
La Tromba T2 had been my valve oil of choice for the past 5-6 years. But because of the recent issues with the La Tromba T2 company, I've been looking for a replacement for the past couple of months. I tried the Monster original valve oil as well as the slide oil and grease. I was really impressed with the grease and slide oil (my 1st and 3rd slides have never moved so freely and smoothly), but the original valve oil was a little slow for my taste and some valve issues showed up that I didn't normally have with La Tromba.

Because I wasn't happy with the original oil, these guys sent me a bottle of their "faster" oil for free and it's working out great for me! Silky smooth action with no hangups. I actually like it better than T2 oil and I'll definitely be ordering more.

It seems to me that these guys know what they're doing. They're offering great products while providing excellent customer service, and all with a touch of inoffensive humor that any trumpet player can appreciate.

Try it out, you won't be disappointed. And if you are, the Monster guys will work with you to make it right!


Thanks for the review Christian! Glad it's working for you.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I'm concerned it doesn't need to work "forever" or for "a thousand millennia" was it? It needs to work for 3 hours with perhaps one segment of overtime.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trombino wrote:
As far as I'm concerned it doesn't need to work "forever" or for "a thousand millennia" was it? It needs to work for 3 hours with perhaps one segment of overtime.


Trombino, while I agree with your sentiment, our oil would never stoop so low as to only last "a thousand millenia". It is good for a thousand eternities. That said, we do realize this may not be sufficient to cover overtime for certain jobs - in that case please re-oil at the 1,500 eternity intermission before continuing with the service.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha. You're right: it was a thousand eternities. Your humor, while irritating to one poster, inclines me to try it. Can I get 90 days same as cash?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trombino wrote:
Ha. You're right: it was a thousand eternities. Your humor, while irritating to one poster, inclines me to try it. Can I get 90 days same as cash?


Oooohhh...nobody's ever asked before. So let me get this straight:

1. We mail you the oil
2. You pay us within 90 days
3. If you don't pay within 90 days, then you have to pay twice the actual amount.

In.

PM your address.

Also, we are now taking resumes for barrel-chested ex-cons who own a baseball bat.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi!

I've used it for a week or so now and it works great. Smoothie for the old Conn's and original for the rest..... Thanks!

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chuck in ny
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any way to get product without paypal?
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Monster Oil
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chuck in ny wrote:
any way to get product without paypal?


Yep. Just to be clear, you don't need to have a PayPal account to check out on our website. You only need to enter your cc info.

If you don't want to do that, then just mail us some dough. If you want to go that route, then PM me.

I suppose we could barter too - never tried that before, but we're game.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a rough business meeting last week. Tensions were high. I wish it hadn't gone down this way, but sometimes you see the dark side in people.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haaa! I'd only shoot that vid if I was the guy in the middle;-) Good one though..

I've used a number of various oils on quite a number of trumpets both old and new.. Tech-Oil has definitely worked the best for me across the board.. but I find I have to use a lot more than they recommend one needs. So I am running low on my bottle and am going to give this Monster Oil a try..

Thanks for being out there:-) Best, Lex
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just put Monster Oil on.. I didn't clean my valves before or anything.. and I have to say the claims that some are making are true.. My valves definitely have a faster, smoother feel to them that I never felt with other oils.. Usually I just feel the other oils free up the valves in a good, normal way. So this is pretty cool.. Now we just have to see how long it lasts:-)
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